The Bleeders

Biography

Auckland hardcore / punk outfit that reached peak popularity around 2004.

Boasting a line up of musicians all of whom have had vast experience as part of the New Zealand punk / hardcore scene in such acts as DSM, Evil Priest, Malcontent, Smooth Jimmies, Kid Nuisance & AOV

Playing live regularly through-out 2003 and 2004, the band built up a sizable following, even winning their way through on the corporate-sponsored ‘Coke Launch-Pad’ promotional junket, along with performances across New Zealand on the Orientation Tour and at the 2004 Big Day Out in Auckland.

The Bleeders got a huge boost in later 2004 with the release of the So Lonely single – which shot to prominence on the New Zealand chart, despite a rather limp-wristed hook, an overt emo attempt at hardcore.

Members

  • Angelo Munro (Vocals, 2002 – 2007)
  • Ian King (Guitar, 2002 – 2007)
  • Hadleigh Donald (Guitar, 2002 – 2007)
  • Gareth Stack (Bass, 2002 – 2007)
  • George Clark (Drums, 2002 – 2007)

Discography

  • A Bleeding Heart EP (2003, Elevenfiftyseven, 1157 010)
  • So Lonely CD Single (2004, Elevenfiftyseven, 1157 011)
  • The Bleeders (2005, Elevenfiftyseven, CASA004)
  • Out Of Time CD Single (2005, Universal, 9873073)
  • As Sweet As Sin (2006, Universal, 9855477)
  • Bleeders (2007, Universal, 1753022)

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Cane Slide

Biography

Auckland based 3 piece pop-rock band band formed in 1996 featuring Andy Moore (The Letter 5), Boyd Thwaites (The Lils) and Nicola Rush that released two albums and were include on the (excellent) Dollar Mixture compilation.

Luckily scored a support slot for Pavement and played at both the Big Day Out (the year it rained) and the disastrous Sweetwaters festival.

The songs feature a variety of instruments. Pianos, bells and xylophones augment stripped back guitars, bass and drums to produce an elemental rock sound, evocative of the 1960’s – yet firmly placed in the new millennium.
– John Ten Velde: On a review of Stop Look Listen from NetCD

Members

  • Andy Moore (Guitar/Vocals/Piano/Bells/Organ/Synth, 199?)
  • Boyd Thwaites (Bass/Vocals/Vibes, 199?)
  • Nicola Rush (Drums/Vocals, 199?)

Discography

  • Kamikaze 7″ Lathe-Cut (1995, Cane, CANE001)
  • Lunatic Fringe 7″ Lathe-Cut EP (1996?, Cane, CANE002)
  • Tone Down 7″ Lathe-Cut EP (1996?, Cane, CANE003)
  • Shoes 7″ Lathe-Cut (1996?, Cane, CANE004)
  • Sloppy Pop Wars (1997 W/ Cabbage Bomber, Humbucker)
  • Stop Look Listen (1999, Wrong)

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